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Often-Overlooked Things That All Seniors Should Know

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Growing older has its perks, like plenty of time to gain wisdom. Unfortunately, no matter how much you know, healthy aging has easy-to-miss aspects. Here are a few to keep in the forefront of your mind to help you better enjoy your retirement years:

There are ways to make your home safer. We strive to allow you to stay at home as long as possible. We work with community partners to provide ways to make sure that your home is safe for you to stay at.

Faith in Action of Marathon County, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides supportive services, at NO CHARGE, to Marathon County residents age 60 and over, regardless of income, religious belief, race, or ethnic background. Trained volunteers provide services from area congregations, the community, and organizations to help seniors improve their quality of life and remain independent in their homes as long as possible.

Call us at 715-848-8783 or download an Application from our website: Get set up as a Care-Receiver or Volunteer for our transportation services – today. 

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10 Foods You Can Eat Without Gaining Weight

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When trying to lose weight, you cut calories, fat, carbs, and anything sweetened with sugar or dipped in a deep fryer. But dieting doesn’t have to require deprivation. Many foods can still be a part of your dining repertoire. Some members of the Produce Family are so light in calories and fat that you can eat them with abandon. Well, here are 10 healthy foods you can eat without gaining weight. Indulge in these to your heart’s content, along with a balanced diet. 

1. Celery

2. Lettuce

3. Watermelon

4. Broccoli and Cauliflower

5. Grapefruit. 

6. Mushrooms

7. Berries (strawberries, blueberries & blackberries)

8. Kiwi

9. Carrots

10. Spinach and Kale

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The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep

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Sleep impacts our ability to function during the day and overtime this can impact our quality of life and lead to chronic health conditions. The link between poor sleep and weight gain happens because sleep regulates the hormones that tell us when we are hungry and signals when we are full. When our sleep is disrupted, it can cause us to eat more and to crave junk food. 

Getting enough sleep is also important for mental health, a strong immune system and balanced emotions. Sleepiness during the day puts people at higher risk of falling. 

We each need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Waking up during the night is okay, as long as you are able to fall back asleep . The quantity and quality of sleep is what’s important. 

So, how can we improve our sleep?

* Use your bedroom for sleep only. No TV, computers, smart phones. Keep the temperature comfortable

* Have an evening of routine. Stop using technology at a certain time of the night and listen to relaxing music or journal. 

* Limit foods and beverages (i.e., caffeinated drinks and alcohol) after dinner – as those can keep you up longer.

* Be physically active every day and get outside. Exercising in the morning can improve your mood and gives you energy to go all day.

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Winner for the 2022 Best of Wausau Awards – Non-profit Organizations

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We are happy to announce that Faith in Action-Marathon County has been selected as the Winner for the 2022 Best of Wausau Awards in the category of Non-Profit Organization.

We can’t thank our faithful volunteers enough for spending time with our care-receivers and offering quality services.

We want to express our sincere gratitude to our donors. You truly make the difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!

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2021 OBT Grant Received

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Otto Bremer Trust awards

Faith in Action of Marathon County

Recently, more than $1.5 million in grants were awarded to organizations in Wisconsin from Otto Bremer Trust (  Faith in Action of Marathon County (FIAMC) is extremely humbled and blessed to receive funding as a portion of those grants.

The funds received will help our organization connect seniors with volunteers through investments in online technology, as well as, ongoing operating costs, allowing FIAMC to enhance senior services and extend our footprint in North-Central Wisconsin.